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Giulio Crimi (Tenor) (Paterno 1885 – Rome 1939)




He studied in Catania with Aderno and made his debut in Palermo, as Manrico in ‘’Il trovatore’’, in 1910, later appearing in Treviso as Hagenbach in ‘’La Wally’’. He sang throughout Italy, Rome, Milan, etc., and created in Turin the role of Paolo in Zandonai's ‘’Francesca da Rimini’’ in 1914. That same year saw his debut in London, where he sang the role of Avito in the local premiere of ‘’L'amore dei tre re’’, at the Royal Opera House. In 1916, he made his debut at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, and at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. His Metropolitan Opera debut took place in November 1918, as Radames in ‘’Aida’’, the following month (on December 14) he created the roles of Luigi and Rinuccio in the Puccini operas ‘’Il tabarro’’ and ‘’Gianni Schicchi’’. He remained at the Met until 1922, singing Rodolfo, Alfredo, Turiddu, Canio, Chenier, Milio. Other notable roles included; des Grieux, Alvaro, Walther, Vasco, etc. He retired from the stage in 1927, and taught in Rome, where he died. Amongst his pupils was Tito Gobbi.

Chronology of some appearances

1914 Milano  Teatro Dal Verme Carmen (Don Jose)
1914 Madrid Teatro Reale Carmen (Don Jose)
1915 San Pellegrino Terme  Kursaal Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1916 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1916 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1916 Chicago Civic Opera House Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1916 Chicago Civic Opera House Boheme (Rodolfo)
1917 Chicago Civic Opera House Boheme (Rodolfo)
1919 Buenos Ayres Teatro Coliseo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1921 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Boheme (Rodolfo)
1921 Citta del Messico Esperanza Iris Boheme (Rodolfo)
1922 Catania Anfiteatro Ganci Carmen (Don Jose)
1922 Chicago  Civic Opera House Carmen (Don Jose)
1923 Chicago Civic Opera House Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1924 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1924 San Paolo Teatro Municipal Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1926 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Andrea Chenier (Chenier)



Il Trovatore: Di quella pira Vocalion 60049
La Favorita: Spirto gentil Vocalion 52004
Il Trovatore:  Ah! si, ben mio Vocalion 60049
Pagliacci: Vesti la giubba Vocalion 50000
Cavalleria rusticana: Addio alla madre Vocalion 70023
L'Africana: O Paradiso Vocalion 70026
L'ultima canzone (Tosti) Vocalion 55003
La Boheme: Che gelida manina Vocalion 70026
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai Vocalion 60030
Manon: Sogno Vocalion 60035
Ninna nanna (Tirindelli) Vocalion 60028
Tosca: Recondita armonia Vocalion 60030
Rigoletto: La donna e  mobile Vocalion 60035
Zaza: E un riso gentil Vocalion 60017
Zaza: O mio piccolo tavolo Vocalion 55006
Il Trovatore: Miserere with Rosa Raisa Vocalion 55007
Il Trovatore: Ai nostri monti with Marguerite D'Alvarez Vocalion 52011
Aida: La fatal pietra… Morir si pura e bella with Rosa Raisa Vocalion 52023
Aida: O terra addio with Rosa Raisa Vocalion 52043
O Sole Mio (Di Capua) Vocalion 60040




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